Public Policy and Programs

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Some are better than others, but generally, public policy and programs affecting local development share one big weakness: they want to assess program effectiveness piecemeal, and without regard to...
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John Savage's government takes community economic development seriously enough to have legislated the creation of 12 regional CED authorities. It is a move away from industrial recruitment and...
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Beyond affirming the importance of both economic and social goals in CED, the National Welfare Grants projects demonstrate the way CED harmonizes and integrates these goals - essentially erasing the...
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Canada Employment has been directly involved in the retraining and relocation of displaced Cape Breton steelworkers. No recipients of this training, however, achieved long-term employment in the...
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While training has always been an integral part of the HRDA strategy, business development has been its outstanding initiative. Its record of success and failure deserves careful scrutiny by all...
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In a brief to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Resource Development (March 1994), the author insists that social security policy reform will not translate into real benefits for poor people...
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The federal government's $900 million investment in Strategic Initiatives demonstration projects is by and large misplaced. Essentially, all seven of these initiatives affirm the conventional and...
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At times like these, it is easy to focus on the mechanics of the transfer and immediate relationships rather than on the goal of increased community well-being and sustainability. Focusing...
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Development Corporations were invented by the leaders of distressed communities to improve the local capacity to organize and manage economic development. This article describes how three development...
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Despite the exciting alternative it offers to traditional mechanisms of job creation and poverty alleviation, CED far outstrips both research and policy and program development. Consequently, there...